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Sundial 415
State/Province:  Nebraska Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   40° 50' 21.4" N Longitude:   96° 39' 01.3" W
Location:
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University Campus
 
Description:
  • The Carroll Moore Memorial Dial is an equatorial disk dial built by Cold Spring Granite Co. The granite base weighs 6,270 lbs. and is about 6 ft. in diameter. The granite dial plate weighs 3,420 lbs. and is 5 ft. 8 in. in diameter. The stainless steel 5 inch gnomon rod weighs 200 lbs and is approximately 6 feet long from end to end through the equatorial disk. The dial face has hour marks for all 24 hour hours, placed for symmetrical effect rather than for practical time telling. The hours are rotated slightly to account for longitude so that 12:30 is the nearly vertical hour line.

    Web site has pictures of dial construction.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Dedicated to Carroll Moore, Nebraska astronomer who traveled throughout the world observing solar eclipses.
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Built by Cold Spring Granite Co. and installed by Milacek Monument Co., Omaha, NE
  • Construction Date: May-98
 
References: Web Links:
  • Other Erickson Polar Equatorial Dials:
    24, 81, 172, 194, 224, 415, 446, 447, 495, 5140, 511

Last Revised: 8/14/2011 17:09